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It's basically spring now, so we grilled last night.
It's basically spring now, so we grilled last night. As is standard, we tracked down a bunch of fancy sausages from the Seward Coop: Chicken Andouille, Bison Cherry Mushroom, Apple Curry Chicken, Java Porter, Maple Breakfast ...
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Hey all -- I'm having a bit of trouble with Blogger. I want it to notify me (whether by email or with a G+ notification) whenever someone comments on my blog. Is that option hidden somewhere in the settings? Thanks.
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THERE IT IS. It is a default setting when you make a new blog (I just made a fake one to check) but I must have disabled it ages ago. Thanks.
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I haven't done a food post in a while -- here's a fun one!
A few days ago, I bought a pack of quail eggs at the coop, mostly because they were cheap ($4 for a 24 pack) and seemed exciting. I didn't really have a plan for them at the time. After a bit of Googling, I figured I should g...
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Sorry for the hiccup yesterday -- here's the final day of Aragorn: Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
In this series of a dozen-ish posts I'll be building Tolkien's Aragorn in a variety of different RPG systems. Some of the games are rules-heavy while others are rules-light; some are big names while others are more obscure; s...
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I'm slightly disappointed there was no BRP related game used in your 12 days project.  Still, a fun experiment.
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Sorry for the hiccup yesterday -- here's the final day of Aragorn: Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
In this series of a dozen-ish posts I'll be building Tolkien's Aragorn in a variety of different RPG systems. Some of the games are rules-heavy while others are rules-light; some are big names while others are more obscure; s...
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Day 11 of Aragorn: Epitome. This system is certainly the most eccentric so far. It's full of novel ideas for anyone interested in the fundamentals of RPG design!
In this series of a dozen-ish posts I'll be building Tolkien's Aragorn in a variety of different RPG systems. Some of the games are rules-heavy while others are rules-light; some are big names while others are more obscure; s...
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Shakshuka! It's a delicious and easy (if a bit time-consuming) Tunisian egg and tomato dish.
This is loosely based on this recipe; I don't really recall how I stumbled upon it, but I immediately knew I wanted to give it a try. My recipe is modified significantly (only one onion? psh!) but the feel is the same. Start ...
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Verified to be very delicious, and time consuming.
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Pork chops!
My grandparents live in Nashville. When I visit them there, they often take me out to eat at the Tin Angel, which is one of their favorite places. A few months back, I got a pork chop there. Really, to be fair, I've had Tin A...
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Having the players roll, rather than accept consequences based on a (sometimes invisible) GM roll is great for keeping players engaged in the game. Many games do it in one way or another. In GURPS you roll to dodge a successful attack. In FATE you have opposed rolls for attack and defense. In Dungeon World and Numenera the GM never rolls; only players do.
As I've mentioned before, I've been toiling away on my own roleplaying game called Dungeons Deep & Caverns Old (a incredibly imaginative name, isn't it?). Recently, I've been working on the game's combat system and determinin...
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+Cody Connelly Also, out of curiosity: what other changes have you made? I love seeing how people tinker with the rules so it would be neat to see what you've changed or what else you've thought of changing.
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Day 11 of Aragorn: Epitome. This system is certainly the most eccentric so far. It's full of novel ideas for anyone interested in the fundamentals of RPG design!
In this series of a dozen-ish posts I'll be building Tolkien's Aragorn in a variety of different RPG systems. Some of the games are rules-heavy while others are rules-light; some are big names while others are more obscure; s...
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    Physics PHD, 2009 - present
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    Physics, Mathematics, 2005 - 2009
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